Closed Bug 177498 Opened 18 years ago Closed 18 years ago
ctrl-enter functionality conflicts with mozilla's
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021029 Phoenix/0.4 Build Identifier: Mozilla/5.0 (Windows; U; Windows NT 5.0; en-US; rv:1.2b) Gecko/20021029 Phoenix/0.4 in mozilla, entering a url and then hitting ctrl-enter is configurable to open the url in a new tab. in phoenix however this simply messes up the url, and there is no way to turn this feature off, and also no way to switch the behaviour that mozilla allows on. it would lead to much less user confusion if the two builds didn't have conflicting shortcuts and i also personally miss the mozilla functionality Reproducible: Always Steps to Reproduce: 1. 2. 3.
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Reporter, Phoenix is not Mozilla. Ctrl+Enter is used to prepend "www." and append ".com" to the URL you're typing. It's not "messing up the URL". Alt+Enter opens a new tab. This is a WONTFIX.
That may be so, but using Ctrl+Enter to open a new tab is definitely a hard habit to get out of, having used Mozilla (and indeed older versions of Phoenix, where Ctrl+Enter *did* open a new tab!) for goodness knows how long. It's really annoying when you enter a URL, hit Ctrl+Enter, and *bang!* The page you were viewing vanishes, to be replaced by some random site you never wanted at all (e.g. "org.com search directory" or something if I wanted mozilla.org). See also bug 176337. Suggested fix: swap Phoenix's Alt+Enter and Ctrl+Enter. Those who want the new Autocomplete feature can use a new keystroke, rather than forcing an old and trusted feature to give up its long-established keystroke.
The developers have made it clear that they are trying to imitate IE's behaviour in this particular field because IE is the defacto standard out there. Therefore marking this WONTFIX. Please file an RFE for the swapping of Phoenix' CTRL-Enter and ALT-Enter behaviour.
Status: UNCONFIRMED → RESOLVED
Closed: 18 years ago
Resolution: --- → WONTFIX
> Please file an RFE for the swapping of Phoenix' CTRL-Enter > and ALT-Enter behaviour. Simon, that's what this is (except for the incorrect bug severity). I don't think it's good practice of WONTFIX'ing bugs if you're not the bug owner.
Severity: minor → enhancement
Not that I don't agree with you that this is a WONTFIX, of course. :)
David, I wouldn't have marked this WF, if Blake hadn't just commented on this issue yesterday on Mozillazine. See http://www.mozillazine.org/talkback/read.php?f=11&i=4729&t=4620 So I think it is safe to mark this WF.
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Please consider implementing this as a preference. Its a big problem for me because I switch a lot between mozilla & phoenix, and it sucks having to pay so much attention to a shortcut that should be a shortcut, not a frustration source. There is the argument that phoenix is not mozilla, so it shouldn't mimic all the commands. That might be true, but using alt instead of ctrl also is a pain in the normal workflow of using phoenix. For example, when to copy and paste an url from somewhere to the url bar the sequence of shortcuts should be ctrl-c,ctrl-v,ctrl-enter instead of ctrl-c,ctrl-v,alt-enter (its just faster and easier to continue pressing ctrl instead of switching it). The same can be said for copypasting something in the search bar. Finally, it also conflicts with the shortcut for opening a new tab from a web page (its ctrl-click, not alt-click). If you must, use alt-enter as a default, but PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE give me an easy way for switching that (easy doesn't mean that it has to be in the preferences menu, I can also edit preferences files).
Please make this configurable. I only use Ctrl-Enter or Shift-Enter accidentally, when pasting something into the URL bar with Ctrl-V or Shift-Insert and then hit Enter a bit too fast. Its really getting into my nerves.
Status: RESOLVED → VERIFIED
There are a lot of people using the Mozilla Suite right now. When the Mozilla Suite switches to Firebird/Thunderbird/Sunbird/*bird, there will be many people who want Ctrl+Enter to open a link in a new tab. The people who have posted in this bug are merely asking for a preference to do so (and don't need a GUI to change the pref).
I would also like to see a preference setting for this, for the reasons mentioned above. Should I file a new RFE (as said in comment #4) or wait for somebody to re-open this one?
See bug 237027. It addresses the same issue in a different way.
There's no need to break compatibility with Mozilla nor with IE. We can have both: Ctrl+Enter in the address bar should add www...com if the string has no dots (e.g. 'cnn' -> 'www.cnn.com'). This should also apply to 'about:' addresses and the like. Ctrl+Enter in the address bar should open in new tab if the string is a part of URI, with at least one dot (e.g. 'cnn.com' -> New-Tab/cnn.com) Ctrl+Enter on links should open them in a new tab, like it does today. Please re-open this bug. Prog.
People who just want to have the "Ctrl-Enter opens URL in a new Tab" feature back might want to try out a small extension I have written, see attachment 161856 [details] in bug 237027 comment 6.
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